Science of Separation

Little female child is hugging a soldier. Close up portrait of happy girl is hugging her father in military uniform.The research about the the impact of deployments on military children by Kate Rosenblum, Principal Investigator for M-SPAN’s Strong Military Families program, was featured in an article about the profound effect separations can have on families, whether it involves military deployment, incarceration or border crossings.

“Everything about child development builds on early relationships, so disruptions during a child’s early years can be particularly profound,” said U-M psychologist Kate Rosenblum. “It takes time to build up that relationship again, and that can be incredibly painful for children and their parents.”

(From the University of Michigan Office of Research website)
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